Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Snow Pea Salad with Shallots and Tarragon

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While I love a good salad, I must admit I have a problem with familiarity. This salad, developed by Martha Stewart, immediately caught my eye because of the ingredients used to make it. I had never seen snow peas used in this way and because the recipe was so easy to prepare, I made it the same day I found it. I have prepared it several times since then. I love the crunch of this salad and the play of tarragon and shallots against the crisp fresh peas is a real taste treat. I suggest you stack the peas and use scissors to cut them into thin strips. Once the peas are sliced,  assembly of this salad is a breeze. I like to chill it for several hours before serving. The salad is not a great keeper because the dressing it is tossed with, gains strength and will overpower the lovely flavor of the snow peas within 24 hours. If you are looking for a different type of salad, you might want to give this one a try. Here is how it is made.

Snow Pea Salad with Shallots and Tarragon...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Martha Stewart

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons champagne or white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 pound snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

Combine mustard, vinegar, and oil in a large bowl. Whisk. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped shallots, snow peas, and tarragon. Toss to combine. Chill. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

Cook's Note
To store, refrigerate, covered, up to 6 hours.

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Ginny Hartzler said...

This is so colorful, and looks like it could be served in the fanciest of restaurants!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Snow Peas are one of my favourite, this is such a refreshing salad :D

Choc Chip Uru

Kim said...

I love a good crunchy salad, that's why I love fennel, cabbage... Love love this one!

Tanna said...

Sounds light and crunchy! Perfect for summer. Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Unknown said...

I'm a sucker for the plain old ever day salad, but that doesn't mean I don't like to switch things up from time to time. This would definitely be a way to do that! LOVE snow peas, never thought to use them in a salad like this before!

We Are Not Martha said...

I've been obsessed with snow peas lately and this looks perfect!!


A Sunflower Life said...

I love snow peas, but I've never thought to use them this way. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne said...

What a lovely summer salad!

Rambling Tart said...

Oh this sounds so fresh and crunchy and delicious. :-)

David said...

Mary, I love snow peas and this sounds like a great salad! Thanks for the idea... We had a salad last night with corn off the cob, asparagus and bacon. Very satisfying! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

~~louise~~ said...

I love that you went with the Tarragon in this recipe, Mary. It just loves Snow Peas and I'm luvin' this salad!

Thank you so much for sharing...

KathyB. said...

Perfect timing again . Our garden is producing plenty of snow peas and I was just wondering what I could do with them, voila !Thank-you .

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